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Children's Literature

Children's literature, family math and science books, and homeschool materials.

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Pre-K Story Collections

The Pre-K Story Collections are included in each Bridges Pre-K Package.

This collection of stories contains nine beautifully illustrated read-aloud books, each presenting 2–4 mathematically rich stories. The selections feature theme-based counting and numeral recognition, sequencing, shapes and locations, and very early addition and subtraction. Although designed to complement Bridges Pre-K activities, the stories can be enjoyed by all young mathematicians.

The following books are included in this collection:

  • All About Apples: Two Apple Counting Stories
  • How Does a Pumpkin Grow? & Autumn Counting Rhymes
  • All About Shapes
  • All About Snowflakes
  • Little Mouse's Winter Mysteries & Other Counting Tales
  • Teddy Bears Count & Play
  • BB’s Bot Shop: Stories with Numbers & Shapes
  • Ladybug & Butterfly Counting Stories
  • Count & Play with Ducks & Baths

A Cloak for the Dreamer

by Aileen Friedman, illustrated by Kim Howard.

When a tailor sets his 3 children to the task of designing and stitching a cloak, the third son makes a cloak of circles, creating the dilemma in the story. Children are delighted at the solution. A great tool for exploring tessellations and other geometric principles.


A Remainder of One

by Elinor J. Pinczes, illustrated by Bonnie Mackain 
Joe wants to march in the parade but every time the lines are uneven, he must stand aside. Determined to solve the problem, Joe rearranges the bugs in his squadron until inspiration and fortitude result in five lines of five -- and Joe fits in at last.


Birds: Nature's Magnificent Flying Machines

by Caroline Arnold, illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne  
This book looks at how feathers, body structure, and wings vary from bird to bird.  Readers will learn the mechanics of bird flight from takeoff to landing and discover how wing types meet the survival needs of each species.


Biggest, Strongest, Fastest

by Steve Jenkins

An informative introduction to the "world records" held by fourteen members of the animal kingdom. Each spread portrays an animal that is the largest, slowest, longest lived. Readers can see the animal's size in relation to something familiar.



Domino Addition

by Lynette Long
First, learn to use simple addition to find the total number of dots, from zero to twelve, on each domino. Then, see if you can find the dominoes with each total hidden in the pictures. With a simple but imaginative approach, Lynette Long has created a fun-filled counting book sure to appeal to even the most reluctant math students. Full color.


Frog and Toad All Year

by Arnold Lobel
In winter, spring, summer, and fall, Frog and Toad are always together. Here is a wise and wonderful story for each season of the year.


The Greedy Triangle

by Marilyn Burns
Dissatisfied with its shape, a triangle keeps asking the local shapeshifter to add more lines and angles until it doesn't know which side is up.



Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest

by Steve Jenkins
Climb the tallest mountain, dive into the deepest lake, and navigate the longest river in Steve Jenkins' stunning book that explores the wonders of the natural world. Describes some of the remarkable places on earth, including the hottest, coldest, windiest, snowiest, highest, and deepest.




How Much, How Many, How Heavy, How Long, How Tall is 1000

by Helen Nolan
As children learn about large numbers, counting becomes less practical and understanding these numbers becomes more and more important. In this playful and mathematically sound book, children will develop an understanding of how big, how small, how long and how tall 1,000 really is.


Jim and the Beanstalk

by Raymond Briggs
Jim woke up early one morning to find a plant that was very like a beanstalk growing outside his window. Climbing to the top of the beanstalk, he found a castle and a giant, but with very modern problems that only Jim could help solve. 


Kids Discover: Bridges

Published by Kids Discover Magazine
Learn about bridge construction from the earliest footbridges to towering suspension bridges. Includes full color photographs and in depth descriptions of bridges from around the world.

June 2004, Volume 14, Issue 6.


Kids Discover: Simple Machines

Published by Kids Discover Magazine
Learn how wedges, wheels, pulleys and levers operate. Kids encounter the first simple machine: the wedge, which turned up as chisels, axes and arrowheads some 2.6 million years ago. Then it's on to levers, which are found in everything from scissors to baseball bats, and the wheel, without which we would not have cars.


One Hundred Hungry Ants

by Elinor Pinczes, illustrated by Bonnie MacKain 
An enterprising ant suggests different formations for 100 ants to travel in rows to get to a picnic faster. This simple story told in verse is an excellent way to introduce factors of 100 and to spin off entertaining mathematical activities.


Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland

by Cindy Neuschwander, illustrated by Wayne Geehan
To earn his knighthood, Radius must find and rescue a missing king. Sir Cumference, and his mother Lady Di of Ameter, give him a circular medalion (a protractor) that he uses to find his way through a maze of many angles.


Snowflake Bentley

by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illustrated by Mary Azarian 
Children will love this engaging true story of Wilson Bentley and his fascination with snowflakes. Equipped with a camera and microscope attachment, Bentley reveals two important truths about snowflakes: no two are alike, and each one is astonishingly beautiful. Paperback.


The 329th Friend

by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, illustrated by Tyson Smith
A newly illustrated rendition of the classic tale of Emery Raccoon who invites 328 friends to lunch. Emery quickly discovers his greatest friend isn’t one of the invited guests.